Mr. Neal died following a long illness at 6:16 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was born in Madisonville August 28, 1935 to the late Wilbur Neal and Ethel Bishop Neal.
He was a member of the East Cadiz Baptist Church, a member of 622 Air Refueling Squadron, Army Air Force. He was also a supply minister. He retired as a correctional officer with the Kentucky State Pennitentiary.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Wilson Neal of Caldwell County; one son, Tim Neal; one daughter, Teresa Nan Fuller (and husband Larry); and three grandchildren, Kaleb Neal, Seth Neal and Andy Fuller all of Caldwell County.